War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0429 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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within 8 miles of Bowling Green, through Edmondson; crossed Green River at Brownsville, through Leitchfield on to Elizabethtown; burned two cars and took 100 horses from train; moved on toward Boston, crossing Rolling Fork at Petersburg at 3 o'clock to-day.

P. B. HAWKINS,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

R. S. GRAGNER,

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 14, 1863.

Colonel BRADFORD or

Captain [J. C.] BIERBOWER,

Maysville, Ky.:

A force of the enemy is reported near Mount Sterling, and may attempt an attack on Maysville. Let Captain Bierbower's Men be on the alert. Telegraph me all you amy learn of their movements.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JUNE 14, 1863.

Commanding Officer, Louisa, Ky., via Catlettsburg:

It is reported that a considerable force of the enemy is now near Mount Sterling, and may attempt to go out by way of Grayson. Be on the alert, and do not allow any of your forces to be surprised.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JUNE 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General STURGIS, Lexington, Ky.:

Send word to Colonel [S. R.] Mott and Colonel Pierce to notify their railroad guards, &c., to be constantly on the alert, and watch against any surprise. The movement of General White from Louisa, which I spoke to you of, will render it impossible to send cavalry from there to intercept the enemy. Colonel De Courcy must manage them himself.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 15, 1863 - 1 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Murfreesborough, Tenn.:

An intercepted letter from an officer in the office of Adjutant-General Cooper, dated Richmond, April 8, states that Bragg's army, including all arms, is 50,000. A letter from the acting inspector-general of Bragg's staff, dated April 11, says that General Johnston reviewed 60,000 men on that day at Tullahoma. Another officer writing, April 15, from Tullahoma, estimates Hardee's corps at 19,000, and Polk's at about the same, the two making an aggregate of about 35,000 or 40,000; Morgan's cavalry at 6,000 or 8,000; Wharton's at 2,000; Forrest's and Van Dorn's at about 10,000. An officer in Mobile writes, April 15, that seven regiments had been ordered from that place and Polland to go, he supposed, to Tullahoma.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.